In the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, official portraits of former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were hung in February 2018. Their portraits are really stunning. A lot of people come to see them to the gallery every day.
An artist Amy Sherald made the portrait of Michelle Obama, and the most former first lady, and her husband liked the result. He said that Amy managed to convey the beauty of his wife. However, his portrait caused an ambiguous reaction.
Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will be included in the permanent exhibition of the National Portrait Gallery, which has more than 1600 paintings depicting American presidents. Today we will speak about Michel’s portrait and about a very great episode from the gallery.
In the portrait Michelle is depicted on a blue background in a white dress with multi-colored inserts. Parker Curry, a two-year-old girl came to the gallery together with her mother. A woman wanted to take a photo of her daughter in front of the portrait of Michelle Obama.
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However, a little girl was so amazed by the portrait that she can not turn her eyes from it. Parker knew who Michelle is and that she was the first woman who lived in the White House. Though her mother could not take a shot, a stranger made even better picture and posted ii on the Internet.
Today, you can also see it. The name of that stranger is Hines. He occasionally appeared in the gallery and just could not leave without making such a great and stunning shot. It was so touching for the man to see a little girl who was standing and looking at the portrait with so big interest.
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He was really glad that he appeared there in the necessary time and had such life opportunity. On the first day when the portrait was transferred to the gallery, Michelle made a speech, she said that she hoped to inspire other women, especially women with dark skin.
Michelel hoped to influence all American women and future new generations. She imagined that young women would come to the gallery and look at the portrait of a woman similar to them and get their life inspiration from her.
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